Red Raiders come up short in Big 12 Semifinals

Red Raiders come up short in Big 12 Semifinals
West Virginia defeated Texas Tech in the Big 12 Tournament (Source: Devin Ward, KCBD)

(KCBD) - Playing in the Big 12 Championships Semifinals for the first time since 2005, the 2nd ranked Red Raiders lost to 3rd seeded West Virginia 66-63 Friday night.

Texas Tech trailed 56-48 with 6 minutes to go, but went on an 9-0 run to take a 57-56 lead with 4:15 to play, but West Virginia retook the lead late.

Down 4 in the final minute, Keenan Evans made a big hoop and was fouled, but the 85 percent FT shooter missed the freebie. Evans was a surprising 3 of 8 at the free throw line. He missed a go-ahead 3 with less than 10 seconds to go. He finished with 13 points.

Niem Stevenson missed a game-tying 3 at the buzzer.

Texas Tech was 11-21 from the free throw line.

Jarrett Culver led the way with 16 points for the Red Raiders

Texas Tech falls to 24-9 and now they await their travel plans for the NCAA Tournament that they will learn on Selection Sunday.

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